Chapel Hill, North Carolina – North Carolina ended the regular season with a rare confrontational three-game winning streak on Saturday night, ending the NCAA tournament invitation with an exciting 91-73 Seniors Night victory, while almost canceling Du K in Indianapolis’ playoff game reservations.
Since the 88-70 victory at the Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 3, 2012, UNC’s 18-point win rate is the biggest win since Duke University.
Tar Heels (16-9, 10-6 ACC) copied their offensive game plan from their victory in Durham four weeks ago and added a defensive splash to stop the Blue Devils (11 -11, 9-9 ACC), build any type of offensive rhythm from the other end. UNC took a 26-6 lead in the middle of the first half and made 11 of the first 16 shot attempts (3FG out of 43). Duke University shot 3 of 14 and made 6 turnovers.
UNC’s 42-26 lead at halftime was the second largest this season and the biggest advantage against Duke in nine years. The Blue Devils reduced the deficit to 44-31 at 18:27, and then the remaining 10:07 advantage rose to 24 points.
Asphalt heels hit 55.4%, while the Blue Devils hit 40.6%. UNC scored 16 points on 15 turnovers, and Duke scored 23 points on 20 turnovers. The home team defeated their opponent 38-31. UNC ended the home run with a score of 10-1, including a 7-0 score in the ACC game.
Size advantage low down
In recent weeks, Duke’s temporary penalty zone has come into effect, adding a 7-foot Mark Williams to the starting lineup. However, Tar Heel’s frontcourt took the lead in breaking Mike Krzyzewski’s defensive plan, gaining UNC’s first 11 points and 26 of the first 42 points.
Armando Bacot (Armando Bacot) achieved a strong performance for the second time in a row. He scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds on 6 of 10 shots. Garrison Brooks scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting and set a career high with double-doubles and three-pointers.
If only Tar Heels players can fight the Blue Devils more frequently. After setting the season highs for three-pointers (10 points) and three-point field goal percentage (66.7%) at the Cameron Indoor Stadium, or tied them for four weeks, UNC returned to its original level on Saturday, knocking down 18 8 of the balls are long distances.
Kerwin Walton scored 18 points on 6 of 9 shots, including 4 of 7 shots. For the freshman guard, this is a positive turn. The freshman guard contributed 24 3-pointers with 5 goals in the first three games.
Caleb Love also scored 18 points on 6 of 12 shots (3FG 2 of 6 shots).
Senior Ye Gong
UNC predecessors Andrew Platek, KJ Smith, Walker Miller and Brooks were commended in the stands with their families in the pre-match ceremony. Sterling Manley, a red-shirted elementary school student who participated in the competition for the first time in two years, is also considered a member of the 2017 signing class.
After the NCAA eligibility exemption due to COVID-19, although all four senior students are eligible to participate in the Super High School season, Roy Williams told reporters on Friday that there is no need for any additional year The dialogue will be held after the end of the season.
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Tar Heels have swept the regular season series with the Blue Devils for only the second time in 12 years.
UNC won the No. 6 seed in the ACC Championship and will start the playoffs at Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday (9 pm/ACCN). The tar high heels will play the winners of No. 11 Notre Dame Cathedral and No. 14 Wake Forest.